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Area Scout featured in book

Monday, August 16, 2010

Andrew Bowman
Brazil native Andrew Bowman is featured in "Centennial Scouts of Central Indiana, 100 years of Scouting. 100 profiles of Character," a book published through the Crossroads of America Council of Boy Scouts of America.

The book celebrates the 100-year anniversary of the Boy Scouts through profiles and photos of notable members.

The portion on Bowman discusses how he joined the organization and reads as follows:

"One night during an Order of the Arrow ordeal, Andrew Bowman witnessed a shooting star streak across the sky, changing colors as it went. Scouting likewise has made its mark on Bowman's life, influencing "everything that I do," he says. "I have become a better person because of Scouting," he adds.

Bowman joined Scouts as a fifth-grader and continued to experience the program at all levels. He soared through various ranks and levels, and has been recognized with awards for his dedication to Scouting. For his Eagle project, he coordinated volunteers to create visual aids to equip the Posey Township Volunteer Fire Department for school presentations. Materials included plywood cutouts and active teaching tools.

Now a student at Indiana State University, Bowman has received the President's Volunteer Service Award for community service in and out of Scouting. He has volunteered at the local humane shelter, nursing homes and multiple Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure events."

Bowman is a member of Scout Unit Troop 95, Brazil. The book also discusses ranks Bowman has obtained and awards he has received, including the Bear Award (named for the late Richard "Bear" Eberly), Eagle with Four Palms, Founders Award and Vigil Honor, Order of the Arrow Lodge Chief and Section Vice Chief.

The book profiles 100 Central Indiana distinguished scouts, who were each nominated and selected by a panel of community leaders.

Centennial Scouts profiled in the book include U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar, "Chief" Francis Belzer, the council's first leader, and others.

The Centennial Scouts will be inducted into the Hoosier Scouting Hall of Leadership at the BSA national traveling exhibit Adventure Base 100, at the Indiana State Fair Friday.

The book was produced by Meyer and Wallis, written by Laura Wilson and also features photography by Tom Casalini.

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Andrew is very deserving of the honor and recognition that comes his way. Very humble and a great person - a credit to the commmunity and of course to scouting.

-- Posted by brazilian on Tue, Aug 17, 2010, at 9:24 AM

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